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Incoming! Raf Simons To Make His SS23 Debut At London Fashion Week

For the first time, the label of Belgium iconoclast Raf Simons will take to the runway of LFW.

For the first time, the label of Belgium iconoclast Raf Simons will take to the runway of LFW.

On September 16th at 8 pm, the iconoclastic visionary, Raf Simons, announced he would take to the runway of London Fashion Week for the debut of his latest archetypal Spring Summer 2023 Womenswear and Menswear Collection.

“It’s been a dream for a while to show in London – a city where fashion and creativity is omnipresent in the streets and where I see exceptional people with a strong unique style. I’m extremely excited that this dream is becoming a reality now, and I’m very happy to welcome the amazing people and faces that make up the London scene to my show. Can’t wait to see you and dance the night away,” says Raf Simons.

Through his bold emergence into the fashion world around 1995, Simons has long been regarded for his love of both rebellious youth subcultures and traditional menswear, executing a radically different image of masculinity. At the core of every collection and “his universe” are his attitudes, moods, and statements communicating individuality and independence. Simons was creative director at Jil Sander (2005-2012), Christian Dior (2012-2015), and Calvin Klein (2016-2018). As of April 1st, 2020, he signed on as the co-creative director of Prada in partnership with Miuccia Prada.

Simon’s “for confident outsiders” approach has been sanctioned as a source of inspiration for artists such as Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Future, ASAP Rocky, Drake, and Kanye West who in an interview cited Simons as the primary influence for his Yeezy Season 1 collection. In 2017, the popular rap group, A$AP MOB, released a song entitled “RAF,” featuring Quavo, Playboi Carti, Lil

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Burberry and Raf Simons among big names to join 2022 London Fashion Week line up

Kendall Jenner walks for Burberry (Getty)

Kendall Jenner walks for Burberry (Getty)

The fashion-council” data-ylk=”slk:British Fashion Council” class=”link “British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced its strongest london-fashion-week” data-ylk=”slk:London Fashion Week” class=”link “London Fashion Week (LFW) lineup since before the pandemic.

Burberry and Raf Simons are among the big names to join the shows, which will take place between 16 and 20 September this year.

JW Anderson will also share its newest collections, and LFW regulars like Richard Quinn, Erdem, and Simone Rocha are back on the roster.

The provisional schedule was released by BFC on Monday (25 July), and it will mark Simons first showing at the event.

“It’s been a dream for a while to show in London — a city where fashion and creativity is omnipresent in the streets, and where I see exceptional people with a strong unique style,” Simons, who is also the co-creative director at Prada, said in a statement.

He added: “I’m extremely excited that this dream is becoming a reality now, and I’m very happy to welcome the amazing people and faces that make up the London scene to my show. Can’t wait to see you and dance the night away.”

In total, there will be 110 brands presenting their spring 2023 collections across the long weekend, including newcomers like Chopova Lowena and Di Petsa.

Burberry will make its first return to LFW since before the pandemic. It held its first catwalk show in March this year, but it took place two weeks after the February LFW.

Kate Middleton favourite Emilia Wickstead will also show her latest collection, and designers like Molly Goddard, Halpern, Richard Malone and Huishan Zhang are on the line up.

While the full schedule will be released mid-August, Simons is expected to show at 8pm on the first day of

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Raf Simons, Burberry, JW Anderson to Show During London Fashion Week

Raf Simons will be making its London runway debut this September during the upcoming London Fashion Week, the British Fashion Council revealed Monday with its provisional schedule.

“It’s been a dream for a while to show in London — a city where fashion and creativity is omnipresent in the streets, and where I see exceptional people with a strong unique style,” said the Prada co-creative director.

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“I’m extremely excited that this dream is becoming a reality now, and I’m very happy to welcome the amazing people and faces that make up the London scene to my show. Can’t wait to see you and dance the night away,” added the Belgian designer.

Some 110 brands will be presenting their spring 2023 collections during the five-day event from Sept. 16 to 20.

Burberry, now under new chief executive officer Jonathan Akeroyd, will return to the official calendar with a physical show format after showing digitally for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The brand staged its first physical show after the pandemic off schedule in March earlier this year.

Other brands set to return include JW Anderson, Emilia Wickstead, Erdem, Huishan Zhang, Molly Goddard, Rejina Pyo, Roskanda, Halpern, and Simone Rocha, LVMH Prize winners Nensi Dojaka and S.S. Daley, as well as brands including Richard Malone, Supriya Lele, Knwls, Chopova Lowena, Susan Fang, Pronounce, David Koma, 16Arlington, Daniel Fletcher and Edward Crutchley.

The BFC Newgen show space will continue to be at The Old Selfridges Hotel to provide affordable show space for emerging talents including Asai, Chet Lo, Eftychia, Paolo Carzana, Ancuta Sarca, Stefan Cooke, Yuhan Wang, Sinéad O’Dwyer, Leo Carlton, Di Petsa, Faben, Helen Kirkum, Masha Popova and Harri.

This season, big brands are showing at the beginning of LFW, which is set to drive

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Raf Simons will be showing at London Fashion Week 2022

Today the British Fashion Council released a provisional schedule for the upcoming London Fashion Week, which will take place in mid-September. LFW will see some 110 brands present their Spring/Summer 2023 collections across five days, which will offer both menswear and womenswear.

One announcement bound to get the fashion pack jovial on this dreary Monday is that Raf Simons – who has shown in Paris and New York City in the past – will be coming to the UK and using the platform to present his latest collection. The Belgian designer and co-creative director of Prada will fill the 8pm slot on the first day of LFW on Friday 16 September, and in a statement released today said: “It’s been a dream for a while to show in London – a city where fashion and creativity is omnipresent in the streets, and where I see exceptional people with a strong unique style. I’m extremely excited that this dream is becoming a reality now, and I’m very happy to welcome the amazing people and faces that make up the London scene to my show. Can’t wait to see you and dance the night away.”

Simons, who kickstarted his brand in 1995, will join the likes of British designers Erdem, Daniel W Fletcher and SS Daley, who typically always use London Fashion Week to present their collections, as well as Burberry and JW Anderson, the latter of which returns to the city following a stint showing its collections in Paris.

The announcement that Simons, and indeed JW Anderson, are showing in the capital is an exciting one for London’s fashion scene. Not only could you expect the likes of A$AP Rocky, who has long been a Simons fan, to bring his entourage to the show, but it also gives London a larger,

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